Hong Kong International Flute Association

Overseas Consultants

Dr. Mary Karen Clardy (USA)

Regents Professor of Flute at the University of North Texas, appears as soloist and chamber artist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Britain, Europe, Asia and South America, with numerous performances for the National Flute Association and British Flute Society. Her recordings include Sonatas and Sonatinas, after syrinx…, with October Trio, and The Solo Flute Past to Present, for the EPR label; a solo recital of American music for the BBC’s Radio 3; and orchestral recordings for the Pro Arte, Dorian, and Klavier labels. Acclaimed in Dallas Morning News for her virtuosity and effortless fluidity, Ms. Clardy was featured on NPR’s Performance Today in a recent concert in Dallas’s Meyerson Symphony Hall. Renowned as a teacher, she regularly presents master classes at home and abroad, and her students are consistent winners of international and national competitions, holding prestigious orchestral and faculty positions throughout the world. An established author, Ms. Clardy’s award-winning publications are in multiple reprint.

Professor Federica Lotti (ITALY)

Professor Federica Lotti is the full professor at the Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory in Venice, regularly holds summer courses for perfezionamento (Oropa, Monte S. Savino, Cortina, Pula, Cava de 'Tirreni); Her students have established themselves in various national competitions, as soloists and teachers. As a soloist she played with numerous Italian and foreign orchestras (RAI Rome, Lublin's Orchestra in Poland, Galuppi of Venice, Teatro di Lucca, Udine Philharmonic, Bacau Philharmonic and Arad). She was also a winner of numerous competitions (Cesena, Stresa, Briccialdi di Terni). Her concert appearance includes Spain, France, Holland, Turkey, Croatia, Romania and Poland and recorded radio and television broadcasts for the 1st RAI channel, Radio Capodistria Radio Tyrol. She is invited to participate in juries of national and international competitions (Stresa, Belveglio Castle, Krakamp, Flautistra at Koper, Flauta Aurea in Zagreb).

Dr. Kristyn Son (KOREA/USA)

LefreQue Artist and sponsored artist by the Korea Total Economic Institute, Dr. Kristyn Son is currently an Artist Instructor of Flute at the Northeastern State University. In high demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, collaborative artist, orchestral flutist and teacher, Kristyn performed and gave master classes in Korea, Singapore, Thailand and across the United States at prestigious institutions including the Songkhla Rajabhat University, St. Andrew's Junior College, Singapore Chinese Girls' School, University of North Texas, University of Central Oklahoma, Tarleton State University, and Texas A&M University Commerce. She has performed internationally at major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Hall, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and Murchison Performing Arts Center among many more. Kristyn was the First Prize winner of the 2014 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition and Best Performance of Newly Commissioned Piece. Active as an international soloist across the United States and Asia, Dr. Son has appeared as a concerto soloist with the University of the North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Landon Symphonette, the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Seoul Academy Orchestra.

Mr Chien-Chun Hung (TAIWAN)

Principal flute of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Born in Taichung, Taiwan, Hung Chien-Chun received his first professional music education at Nantou Senior High School. He was admitted to the Berlin University of Arts in 2011, studying with Roswitha Staege and Werner Tast. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2015 and 2017 respectively with the highest score in all majority examinations, and received scholarships from Paul-Hindemith-Society, Ad Infinitum Foundation and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Hung won prizes at numerous international competitions, including First Prizes at the Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, Portugal Atlantic Coast International Young Soloist Competition and the Bertold Hummel Competition (Flute) in 2015, and Second Prize at the Stockholm International Music Competition in 2014. In Taiwan, Hung was a member of the National Taiwan Youth Symphony Orchestra and the National Taiwan Youth Wind Orchestra. In Germany, he was Principal Flutie of the Symphony Orchestra of Berlin University of the Arts and the Young Euro Classic Festival Orchestra. In 2016-2017, he played with Göttinger Symphony Orchestra as a trainee flutist. He was also invited by Paul-Hindemith Society, International Isang Yun Society and German Flute Association to perform as a soloist and chamber musician during his stay in Germany.

Caterina Stocchi (ITALY)

Caterina Stocchi is an Italian educator and flutist from Arezzo, Tuscany. She holds the diploma in flute performance from the Institute Rinaldo Franci of Musical Training in Siena with Luciano Tristaino. She is also a master degree holder in flute performance and music education in instrumental training at the Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory of Venice where she studied with Federica Lotti. During her study in Venice, she was awarded the secondary educational certificate both in flute performance and in instrumental training with perfect score. In 2016, she successfully completed the Cycle de spécialization in Strasbourg Conservatory of Music in France with Mario Caroli. Her teaching experience includes public middle schools and teaching privately in Provinces of Arezzo and Venice in Italy. Caterina is an active orchestral and chamber music performer. Her collaboration appearances include major theaters throughout Italy such as La Fenice, Malibran, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Rozzi theatre in Siena and Petrarca theatre in Arezzo. She also collaborated with the Venice Biennale, the Cini Foundation, the Levi Foundation, the Palazzetto Bru Zane, the Institute of Sciences and Art in Veneto, Palazzo Grassi, the Cultural Association of Florence “Segni e Tempi” Mario Luzi, the Etruria Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg.

Christine Han (USA)

Flutist Christine Han is an active teacher and performer from southern California. She graduated with an MM in Performance from the University of North Texas under Mary Karen Clardy. She has also studied with Cynthia Ellis of the Pacific Symphony, and Catherine Ransom Karoly of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Christine teaches privately in Orange County and Los Angeles County, and is on staff at several local schools as a music instructor and flute coach. Her private students have auditioned successfully for several honor ensembles, and regularly place in the annual Southwestern Youth Music Festival. Recently Christine has appeared as a soloist in performances with the Laguna Flutes, and Huntington Beach symphony, and in performances at the San Diego Flute Guild Festival.